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Darkhorse Press
What We Believe

Darkhorse Press is a publisher and supporter of heartful spiritual thought and perspective, not primarily traditional religious tenets, not second-hand beliefs, but the universal as it expresses in personal truths.

Our focus is Humanity and human consciousness as it evolves through the honesty and self-discovery in New Thought/ New Paradigm concepts, such as those expressed by Barbara Marx Hubbard and other recognized futrurists and conscious-evolutionist thinkers and writers.

At this time we are especially interested in writing by or about strong women. Women in the Trades, non-traditional professions, and the often outwardly unrecognized or unrewarded load-carriers in social, political, spiritual, family, and personal evolution and transformation that have built and sustained the human race since the beginning of time. Not just the ones who stand out, but also the ones who have been invisible until now. You or someone you know may be one of them.

Strong women show up in surprising places and are usually unseen or unnoticed until they stand up. Then they usually get struck down, repeatedly. It's this absurdly courageous and seemingly foolish habit women have of getting up again, and again, that marks them as true heroes.

All superficial, conditional, or limited-liability heroes hate that, and fear it. The illogical strength women have of not giving up, of finding another way over the 6 foot wall, or through the glass ceiling, is baffling and seems threatening somehow, to men and to some women too. It's against the old rules.

It scares the hell out of the Good-Old-Boys club. That's not their fault, and faulting anyone is a waste of precious time. We have all been taught rules and untruths "for our own good" when we were children, untruths and half-truths that took deep roots subconsciously, and became our unaware core-beliefs about life. Beliefs like "You can't do that because you're a girl," and the same irrational but opposite demands are made on boys. And the even more insidious one, "You shouldn't want that." Now we are grown, we can and we must reconsider what is true here, now, in our own lives.

Marianne Williamson said in her book: “Now is the time, and we are the ones.” She means all of humanity at this stage of our evolution. Our world is an apocalyptic chaos of violence now, and this is happening "on our watch." The world we have built, up to now, is in a rapid explosion of changes. As a species, we will either become awake and aware and begin to change our choices, or we will become extinct. The choices are on the table now.

It's got to be done, not just for the sake of women or even equality, but for the sake of the successful survival and growth of the human species. Make no mistake – entertain no illusions – on planet Earth, all that does not grow, dies.

The life of the species has always been created and sustained by women. This is a powerful possession of responsibility. Through the ages, because of the fear of this power, both men and women have kept the female-human confined to the periphery, in the shadows.

Step out of the shadows. It's time. If you are one of the many men and women who are called, answer. Step up, and step out. You are needed here in the light.

this Month's New Thought Essay, Poetry, and Blog. Darkhorse Press New Poets